A blockbuster sequel that's even more FX-intense than the blockbuster original. Superior screenplay for a superhero adventure. AFI Awards USA, movie of the year 2005. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, superhero adventures, Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James...
Hollywood's glitzy vision of the Arabian Nights, where Arab princesses have blue-green eyes and flaming red hair. Aw what the heck. It's a lot of silly fun. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, Arabian nights, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie
"King Kong" 1933 sequel. Produced in a rush to cash in on Kong's huge success, nevertheless it's a fun little film spiced with wry allusions to the original. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, dinosaurs, creature features, Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack
A colorful African adventure, and the second of four screen versions of H Rider Haggard's novel. Mostly filmed on location. The later versions in 1985 and 2004 definitely were not improvements. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, Africa, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr
Pursuit across the country by the cops and Nazis. There's some wonderfully quirky stuff in this one. The famous Statue of Liberty scene is not for the agoraphobic. Topics: movie trailers, suspense dramas, adventures, Robert Commings, Hitchcock
To avoid disappointment skip the 2004 remake and watch this original version with its unbeatable cast and outstanding production. Adaptation of Elleston Trevor's novel. CAST NOTE: Director Robert Aldrich's son, William Aldrich, and son-in-law, Peter Bravos, are the first two casualties in the film, killed by falling cargo during the opening credits as the disabled plane is descending for its crash-landing. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, dramatic adventures, aviation, Sahara Desert, James Stewart, Richard...
Adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic desert island adventure. Haven't seen it. IMDB rating 7.0. Best actor oscar nomination to Dan O'Herlihy, 1955. TRIVIA: At one time this film was thought to be lost. It wasn't, and it's now available on DVD from VCI. CAST NOTE: O'Herlihy, Fernandez and Alba passed away in 2005. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, desert islands, Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernandez, Felipe de Alba
A funny and charming little gem. No film better captures the flavor of NYC in the '50s. Produced on a tiny budget and shot with only one camera, it continues to get rave reviews from those who come across it. Topics: movie trailers, comedies, adventures, Coney Island, '50s, one of a kind
MGM's mostly fictional account of the Mayflower's voyage. A big-budget production with an all-star cast. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, historical dramas, Mayflower, Spencer Tracy, Jean Tierney, Van Johnson,...
Jose Ferrer's dynamic performance is at the heart of this stylish adaptation of Edmond Rostand's timeless romance. Michael Gordon's skillful direction keeps the production cinematic while closely following the original 1897 stage play. Best actor oscar to Ferrer, 1951. The complete film is here at IA in the Feature Films Collection. Very loosely adapted and updated in 1987 as the romantic comedy, "Roxanne," starring Steve Martin. Topics: movie trailers, romantic adventures, romantic dramas, Jose Ferrer, Marla Powers, William Prince
As history it's utter nonsense. As a thumping-good adventure yarn it's a winner. The charge itself is an absolute must-see. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, British India, The Crimea, Errol Flynn, David Niven, Olivia DeHavilland
Lavish costumer with a cast of the most unlikely looking Mongols this side of Ulaanbaatar. If you thought casting John Wayne as Genghis Khan in "The Conqurer" was ridiculous, you ain't seen nothin' yet. And then there is dialog like this: "Teach her to be a woman while I'm away!" Topics: Movie trailers, dramas, adventures, Omar Sharif, James Mason, Telly Sevalas, Robert Morley
An energetic spoof of TV series like "I Spy," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and secret agent adventures in general. Topics: movie trailers, adventures, comedies, spoofs, Owen Wilson, Eddie Murphy, Famke Jansen
Mediocre sword and sandal adventure posing as a biography of the famous Carthaginian general who almost defeated Rome. Don't believe a word of it. Better still, avoid it Topics: movie trailers, adventures, sword & sandal, Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam